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  • There was a distinctly Stalinesque feeling to the 2017 Emmy Awards

    09/20/2017 8:23:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies ^ | 9-20-2017 | Bookworm
    Trump Derangement Syndrome at the Emmy Awards revealed that in Hollywood, as in the USSR or North Korea, it's dangerous to deviate from the party line. (A very surprised Dolly Parton, who didn't expect her Nine to Five co-stars to go all "Cultural Revolution" on her at the Emmy Awards.)I didn't watch the Emmy Awards. In fact, I haven't watched the Emmy Awards in at least 20 years.I don't watch the Emmy Awards in part because, with a very few exceptions, I don't watch television. Those exceptions are: Dancing With The Stars (I know, I know, but I do love...
  • Conway: Americans are 'tuning out' politicized sports, awards shows

    09/18/2017 3:48:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    People are starting to tune out awards shows like the Emmys because they have become so politicized, White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday. "It’s — between the Emmys, the Miss America pageant was very politicized. Our sports are very politicized," Conway said on Fox News. "And it looks like the ratings are suffering. It looks like America is responding by tuning out, because they want you to stick to your knitting," she continued. "They want you to, I guess, in this case, read the stuff other people write for you. And so they are welcome to their opinion, but...
  • Emmy Awards Ratings Hit Low On Trump-Bashing Night; ‘Sunday Night Football’ Dips

    09/18/2017 8:36:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | September 18, 2017 6:55am | by Dominic Patten
    <p>Near the beginning of the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night, host Stephen Colbert hauled former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer onstage to declare that the CBS-broadcast show would have “the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.”</p>
  • Leah Remini Forgives Mother For Introducing Her To Scientology As She Accepts Emmy

    09/10/2017 7:53:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 9, 2017 | Lisa de Moraes
    Leah Remini snapped Anthony Bourdain’s four-year Emmy winning streak, taking the trophy tonight for Best Informational Series or Special at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Remini won her first Emmy, off her first nom, for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, exploring accounts of former Scientology members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the org’s practices.
  • Trump bashing boosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ Emmy nods

    07/14/2017 10:00:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    My News LA ^ | July 13, 2017 | DEBBIE L. SKLAR
    NBC’s variety series “Saturday Night Live,” re- invigorated with its lampooning of President Donald Trump, and HBO’s “Westworld” scored a leading 22 nominations Thursday for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. NBC’s “This is Us” broke an extended drought among broadcast networks by earning a nomination in the outstanding drama series category. It’s the first time a broadcast network program has been nominated in the category since CBS’ “The Good Wife” in 2011. Also nominated for outstanding drama series were AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Netflix’s “The Crown,” Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Netflix’s “House of Cards,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “Westworld.”...
  • Presidential politics plays big role at Emmy Awards

    09/19/2016 2:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 18, 2016 | David Bauder
    Since it often seems like the most entertaining limited series on television, there was little surprise that the presidential campaign made its presence felt at the Emmy Awards. Jokes and politicking took place onstage and off Sunday. Former Republican candidate Jeb Bush made an appearance in Jimmy Kimmel's opening comedy skit and Hillary Clinton tweeted congratulations to her impersonator, Kate McKinnon of "Saturday Night Live." [Snip] It wasn't much of a surprise to hear Trump didn't have many friends in Hollywood.
  • Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ crew upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set

    04/19/2016 7:19:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies ^ | 04/19/2016 | MEERA JAGANNATHAN
    Crew members working on “Transparent” are reportedly upset with gender-neutral bathrooms on set — and too afraid to speak up. Toilets on the set of the critically acclaimed Amazon hit about a transgender woman’s journey are open to male, female and transgender occupants, reports TMZ, making some uncomfortable with the prospect of running into a different gender in the restroom. But fear of appearing intolerant on the Emmy-winning series celebrated for its inclusiveness has apparently kept disgruntled employees from complaining. The bathrooms contain at least two stalls and two urinals, photos obtained by the gossip site show. They have been...
  • Richard Dysart, the Patriarchal Senior Partner of 'L.A. Law,' Dies at 86

    04/09/2015 2:49:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2015 | Mike Barnes , Duane Byrge
    Richard Dysart, the Emmy-winning actor who portrayed the cranky senior partner Leland McKenzie in the slick, long-running NBC drama L.A. Law, has died. He was 86.Dysart, who also played Coach in the original 1972 Broadway production of Jason Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning That Championship Season, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica after a long illness, his wife, artist Kathryn Jacobi, told The Hollywood Reporter ...He ... was the bad guy who battled Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider ...
  • Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

    07/12/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies ^ | July 10, 2014 | author not listed
    President Obama and are in the running for an Emmy this awards season. Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
  • Hollywood Is Desperate

    09/23/2013 8:37:57 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 84 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 9/23/2013 | Shout Bits
    At last night's 2013 Emmy Awards, actor Don Cheadle offered a rambling salute to the power of TV. Starting with Walter Cronkite's emotional reporting of Pres. Kennedy's assignation and moving on to other touchstones of leftist history, Cheadle argued that TV is the binding force of modern society. TV tells society what to feel, how to think, and what is OK to express openly. TV is the vanguard and constitution of all that is worthwhile. Cheadle's eyes tracked the teleprompter as if in disbelief of the propaganda he was required to spew. Far from an assertion of dominance, Cheadle's speech...
  • The Voice Of Rocky And Natasha Earns An Emmy (June Foray, 95)

    09/15/2013 12:21:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | September 15, 2013
    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show featured a fearless flying squirrel and his slow-witted moose sidekick. They did battle with two scheming but incompetent Soviet spies named Boris and Natasha. The cartoon is an American classic, beloved for a wry sense of humor that appeals to kids and their parents. It originally aired from 1959 until 1964, but has been in syndication ever since, most recently on the Cartoon Network and Boomerang. June Foray was the voice behind Rocky the Squirrel, and the evil Natasha. Now 95, she's receiving the prestigious Governor's Award Sunday at the Creative Arts Emmys. Foray is...
  • Deadliest Catch wins all 4 Emmy's, King Crab moves to Antarctica

    09/12/2011 2:18:42 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    huliq ^ | 9-12-11 | Anissa Ford
    Deadliest Catch was nominated this season for four Emmy's. "Deadliest Catch" went up against "Myth Busters" for Outstanding Reality Program and won. "Deadliest Catch" also captured the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Picture Editing and Outstanding sound mixing. This is great news for fans (and cast members and producers and editors and cameramen) who've been watching the show for a long time. The creative arts industry has affirmed and acknowledged the intelligent and inspiring television that most of its viewers have seen as the show developed into a more intense interpersonal drama from a random story of water cowboys searching...
  • Al Pacino Wins Emmy Award for Movie on Euthanasia Advocate Jack Kevorkian

    08/30/2010 9:42:22 AM PDT · by julieee · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Al Pacino Wins Emmy Award for Movie on Euthanasia Advocate Jack Kevorkian Hollywood, CA -- In another example of the Hollywood elite glorifying those actors and films that promote anti-life values, Al Pacino won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film, "You Don't Know Jack." Pacino portrayed the assisted suicide crusader who was eventually jailed for killing a disabled man in a televised euthanasia.
  • New Rule Changes for 2010 Primetime Emmy® Awards (Theme Song Emmy's OUT)

    04/20/2010 4:49:05 AM PDT · by tlb · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Television Academy ^ | April 19, 2010 | Chris DiIorio
    Effective for the 2010-2011 awards year, the Main Title Theme category will be eliminated and replaced with a new category, “Music Composition for a Nonfiction Program.” Details about the placement of main title theme achievements are still being discussed by the Music PGEC. This change was made due to the decreasing number or traditional television main title theme music. Please note the following additional information regarding the music category: While the Board of Governors has formally approved the intent to make the change in 2010, it has given the music branch time to come back with its final decision. Pending...
  • "Breaking Bad" Season Three Premiere Sunday March 21

    03/17/2010 4:15:41 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 15 replies · 460+ views
    New York, NY January 11, 2010 AMC will premiere the highly anticipated third season of “Breaking Bad” on Sunday, March 21 at 10pm ET/PT. Back-to-back Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will serve double duty as director of the premiere episode, “No Mas.” Leading up to the highly-anticipated new season will be a “Best of Breaking Bad” Marathon, featuring six of the series best episodes, on Friday, March 19 beginning at 8pm ET/PT. In addition, season two will be available On Demand beginning in February. “Breaking Bad” season three will also be complemented by a variety of exclusive online material at AMCTV.COM....
  • Emmys: '30 Rock,' 'Mad Men' Win Top Awards (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/21/2009 3:39:06 AM PDT · by abb · 45 replies · 3,037+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | September 21, 2009 | Marisa Guthrie
    If there was a theme running through the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, broadcast Sept. 20 on CBS, it was one of wry desperation. From host Neil Patrick Harris' opening number--with its chorus imploring "Don't touch that remote!"--to Tina Fey's, tongue-in-cheek "thank you" to NBC Universal executives for keeping 30 Rock "on the air even though we are so much more expensive than a talk show," this year's Emmys played like an elegy to a dying business model. Mathew Wiener, the creator and executive producer of AMC's Mad Men, which took home its second consecutive Emmy for outstanding drama series,...
  • Toni Collette wins Emmy (And beats Tina Fey, in the process-Karma Alert)

    09/20/2009 10:32:09 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 18 replies · 1,576+ views
    The Northern Star ^ | 21st September 2009 | AAP
    TONI Collette has won the Emmy for her American TV series, United States of Tara. She won the outstanding actress in a comedy Emmy, beating favourite Tina Fey for 30 Rock. Sydney-born Collette is no stranger to big Hollywood awards nights after being nominated for an Oscar for her supporting performance in the 1999 thriller Sixth Sense and an Emmy in 2007 for the TV mini-series Tsunami: The Aftermath. She came away from both empty-handed.
  • Is anyone watching the Emmys? Can't find a thread! [Just being Silly...]

    09/20/2009 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Silly · 19 replies · 720+ views
    Me ^ | September 20, 2009 | Silly
    It's nice to know that even in the non-FR world, no one is really paying that much attention to the Emmys. I don't think I could watch Neil Patrick Harris, or whatever his name is, sing and dance and hand out awards for bad TV. Or, maybe you have a favorite show which you hope will win an award? Discuss.
  • 2009 Primetime Emmy Award Arrivals

    2009 Primetime Emmy Award Arrivals 23 of 34 Olivia Wilde The "House" actress arrives on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
  • Tina Fey: Downright Mean

    09/19/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies · 3,874+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | September 19, 2009 | Jason Killian Meath
    Tina Fey recently won an Emmy for her uncanny resemblance and venomous impersonation of Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. In accepting her award, Fey was her typical, obloquious self saying, “Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin!” 2008 marked a departure from the memorable, more cordial years of Chevy Chase as a clumsy Gerald Ford or Dana Carvey’s hilarious H.W. Bush: “wouldn’t be prudent.” Fey was downright mean.